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Forsythe Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Forsyth, North, Forte, Garthe, Furse, Forston, Forth, Fordyce, Fosse

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Forsythe Family Origin

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Forsythe Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsythe. A less common occupation for the Forsythe family was Carpenter. The most common Forsythe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Forsythe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Forsythe Historical Records

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Forsythe Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Forsythe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Forsythe in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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